Mass General Hospital Psychiatry Academy

Psychiatric Disorders in Women: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations Across the Female Lifespan

November 14 January 1, 2023 / Virtual


2020 Mom Webinar

Reproductive Healthcare and Maternal Mental Health

November 16 / 12:00pm ET


American Hospital Association Webinar

VR Simulations Improve Maternal & Infant Outcomes

November 16 / 1:00pm ET


Institute for Medicaid Innovation & Every Mother Counts Learning Series

Doulas & Perinatal Community Health Workers in Medicaid

Eight monthly sessions starting December 1 / Virtual


FMMHC's Perinatal Mental Health Conference

December 1 3 / Hybrid / Tampa, FL


Maternal Mental Health 101 Webinar

December 15 / 1:30pm ET

Hosted by 2020 Mom & Postpartum Support International


Mass General Hospital Psychiatry Academy

Substance Use Disorders: Comprehensive Review & Update

February 19 22, 2023 / Lake Buena Vista, FL



Happy Veteran's Day!

We honor our servicemembers, and are grateful for their service and many sacrifices in protecting our great nation. Today, the Biden-Harris Administration reaffirmed its commitment to supporting America's veterans and their families with several critical health initiatives.

Women are the fastest growing group of veterans using VA services. The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to addressing and providing resources for the specialized health care needs of women veterans, improving mental health care and access, addressing infertility and reducing intimate partner violence. Over the past year, the VA has expanded access to reproductive health services, committed to improving maternal health, and placed a Women’s Mental Health Champion at every VA Medical Center to ensure women feel welcome and receive equitable treatment and care.

Read The White House Fact Sheet or listen to Vice President Harris's remarks.

Last month, we shared a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office showing the high rate of mental health diagnoses during the perinatal period among active duty servicemembers, their dependents, and retirees. LEARN MORE


National Adoption Month

The Child Bureau's campaign every November seeks to increase national awareness of adoption issues, bring attention to the need for adoptive families for teens in the foster care system, and emphasize the value of youth engagement. November 9 was #WorldAdoptionDay!

Read PSI's blog on holding space for the joy and pain of the adoption journey.

MGH Center for Women's Mental Health wrote a blog about depression after adoption, since all parents can experience mood changes with a new family member.

Check out more ways to celebrate NAM & resources from The Adoption Network!

Prematurity Awareness

According to the CDC, about 1 in 10 babies are born preterm, or before completing the normal 37-40 weeks of pregnancy. These babies miss out on the important growth and development that happens in the final weeks. Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality, and babies who survive can have short- and long-term health problems. November is an opportunity to reflect on the nearly 400,00 babies born preterm each year in the U.S. and what we can do to prevent it.

Join March of Dimes for action and advocacy during their Maternal and Infant Health Awareness Week, starting November 15!

World Prematurity Day is November 17, themed "A parent's embrace: a powerful therapy. Enable skin-to-skin contact from the moment of birth." GET INVOLVED

Join a virtual panel discussion about the relationship between prematurity and perinatal mental health for families impacted by the NICU journey on November 17! This event will convene healthcare providers, community organizations, and advocates throughout Louisiana — tied with Alabama for second-worse preterm rate in the U.S. Those who have a baby in the NICU are at increased risk for PMH conditions.

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month celebrates the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). This month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OHM) is spreading awareness about the social determinants of health (SDOH) which contribute to AI/AN maternal health disparities, access to culturally appropriate health care, and more. Recent data from 36 maternal mortality review committees concluded 93% of pregnancy-related deaths to AI/AN people were deemed preventable. One of OMH's core focuses is addressing individual social needs and SDOH of racial and ethnic minorities, including AI/AN communities.

Join Montana Obstetrics & Maternal Support (MOMS) on November 16 as Drs. Annie Belcourt and Donald Warne present on “Integrating Traditional and Modern Medicine” and “Challenges in American Indian Health Professions Education” as part of Native American Heritage Month 2022. LEARN MORE

National Rural Health Day

HRSA is celebrating National Rural Health Day on  November 17, with the theme “Advancing Behavioral Health Equity in Rural Communities.”

Join the webinar at 3:00pm ET for a discussion with HRSA Administrator, Carole Johnson, and other HHS leaders to hear about what the federal government is doing to increase behavioral health equity in rural communities, including substance use treatment.

Throughout the week, HRSA grantees will share best practices from their rural work on strengthening mental health, and other presentations will tackle important topics like workplace stress and intimate partner violence. LEARN MORE

Family Caregivers Month

About 1 in 5 U.S adults (53 million) are unpaid caregivers to family, friends, and neighbors. Twenty-seven percent or nearly a third of adult caregivers are helping someone with a mental illness. Caregiving can often significantly impact the life of the caregiver by making it more difficult to maintain one's own physical & mental health and straining both work and social life.

It’s important for caregivers to take care of their own mental health. This year, MHA has created an online guide to help new caregivers navigate their role. Check out additional resources for caregivers from Caring Bridge.


2023 AMCHP Conference

Cultivating Diverse Leaders in Maternal and Child Health

May 6 9 / New Orleans, LA

Registration open now! Proposals due November 22.



registration now open!

May 1 3

Los Angeles, CA


National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Seeks Award Nominations

2023 National Council Awards of Excellence

Lifetime Achievement Award

Peer Specialist of the Year Award

2023 Mental Health First Aid Impact Awards

Organization of the Year

Instructor of the Year

Coordinator of the Year

Deadline is November 30. LEARN MORE

2023 ADAA Conference

From Science and Technology to Evidence-Based Practice: Enhancing Access through Integration

April 13 16 / Washington, DC

Registration open now! Deadline for posters is December 1.


Health Affairs Issues Request for Abstracts

Health Affairs is planning a second theme issue on racism & health, for October 2023. Request for Abstracts deadline is December 19. Q&A session on RFA process on November 14.

36th Annual PSI Conference

June 28 July 2 / Kansas City, MO

Deadline for proposals is January 4.


General Hospital Psychiatry Journal

Seeks Articles on Perinatal Mental Health

A special issue of General Hospital Psychiatry will focus on perinatal mental health. Editors are seeking review articles, conceptual manuscripts, original research reports, letters to the editor, and editorials. Due January 15. LEARN MORE


Study on Well-Being After Pregnancy

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital are recruiting participants who have given birth within the last 6 months, currently living in Massachusetts, and with & without a history of mental health challenges. People of color are especially encouraged to join. Compensation up to $35. LEARN MORE

Perinatal Mental Health Studies

Researchers at The MGH Center for Women's Mental Health are enrolling patients in several clinical trials:


2023 Maternal Mental Health Forum

A Virtual Conference and Networking Event from 2020 Mom

March 22 — 24, 2023


Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry Conference

Separation and Connection in an Ever-Changing World: Understanding the Experiences of Parents and Babies

May 6, 2023 / 9:00am - 4:00pm ET / Virtual

Hosted by Wiell Cornell Medicine. More info coming soon!

“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.”

― Lisa Olivera

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